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June 26, 2014
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Robert Lotkowictz named physical plant director

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Robert Lotkowictz, who for the past five years has served as director of municipal operations for the Village of Skaneateles and has held key facility management positions with Welch Allyn, Carrier Corp., and Cornell University, has been named director of physical plant at Upstate Medical University. He succeeds Gary Kittel, who has retired.

As director of physical plant, Lotkowictz is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Upstate’s Downtown Campus, including 27 buildings, consisting of more than 3.5 million square feet.

Additionally, the position supervises the departments of Physical Plant and Records Storage.

In his most recent post for the Village of Skaneateles (2009- 2014) Lotkowictz was responsible for the daily activities of all village operations, including the Public Works, Wastewater Treatment Operations, Municipal Electric and Water Plant, among others.

His responsibilities for Welch Allyn and Carrier included management and development of some of the companies’ international facilities. At Cornell, Lotkowictz was responsible for developing and administering capital plans for the university’s four statutory colleges—Agriculture and Life Sciences, Human Ecology, Industrial and Labor Relations, Veterinary Medicine—and coordinated capital construction with the SUNY Construction Fund.

Lotkowictz holds an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland (2005), where he also earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cornell.

A licensed professional engineer, Lotkowictz resides in Skaneateles.

Caption: Robert Lotkowictz has been named director of physical plant at Upstate Medical University.

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